Friday, October 31, 2014

World Press Cartoon 2014 (my cartoon)

I learned today that the above cartoon was selected in the World Press Cartoon 2014 contest in Sintra, Portugal.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ralph Steadman: Into the Gentle Darkness

From The Comics Journal #131 (September 1989)

From George Orwell's Animal Farm

In this 1989 interview, Gary Groth picks Ralph Steadman’s brain on the topic of his growth as an artist, changing interests, loss of faith and times working with Hunter S. Thompson in a career-spanning conversation that always finds its way back to politics and all that’s wrong in the world.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Erdogan cartoons: how artists responded to case against a Turkish colleague

Milana Knezevic in  X Index.

Cartoon By Martin Rowson
When Turkish political cartoonist Musa Kart faced nine years in prison for “insulting” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his colleagues from across the world fought back in the best way they know how — by drawing their own #erdogancaricature.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Reprint on the iPolitics website (21)

Thursday's Le Droit cartoon was featured in the iPolitics website.

Bruce MacKinnon’s war memorial cartoon touches hearts worldwide

Editorial cartoon by Bruce Mackinnon

The Chronicle Herald's editorial cartoon after the shooting at the National War Memorial prompted an emotional response from around the world, the tender image garnering mentions in North American and European news sites, Twitter, and other forms of social media.

Read more here.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ben Wicks Pub RIP

BK Munn in Sequential.

The Ben Wicks Pub has ceased operations. Founded in Toronto in 1980 by popular cartoonist Ben Wicks and decorated with large murals of his cartoons, the basement bar and restaurant is now The Local Gest. One of only a half-dozen Canadian cartoonist landmarks in the country, the bar’s comics connection was maintained by its use as an informal meeting place for the Doug Wright Awards organizing committee for many years. The pub last made news in 2013 when its owner and his manager where ordered by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal to pay $18,000 for the manager’s sexually harassment of a bartender in 2008.